RECAP OF BUSY 2022 NBA Offseason
In this RECAP OF BUSY 2022 NBA Offseason, we’ll cover how the Chicago Bulls signed two former All-Stars, the Sacramento Kings signed Matthew Dellavedova, and the Minnesota Timberwolves added Eric Paschall. Also, the Knicks traded 11 players to free up cap space.
Chicago Bulls sign two former All-Stars
The Chicago Bulls have signed two former All-Stars to five-year contracts. Zach LaVine and Zach Lavender will cost the Bulls over $212 million. LaVine is eligible for an extension through the 2022 NBA Offseason. LaVine could sign a four-year deal worth over $190 million and could push the Bulls over the luxury tax line.
Sacramento Kings sign Matthew Dellavedova
The Sacramento Kings have signed veteran forward Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year deal with a partially guaranteed salary. The former Milwaukee Bucks guard spent the last season playing for Melbourne United in Australia. He previously played for the Cavaliers and the Bucks. In those two seasons, he averaged 10.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Minnesota Timberwolves sign Eric Paschall
A busy 2022 NBA offseason has already begun with a number of big deals. Bradley Beal signed a quarter-billion-dollar deal with the Washington Wizards. The team also signed Anthony Gill and reported two-year deal with Delon Wright. And in the backcourt, Malik Monk reunited with former Kentucky teammate De’Aaron Fox after a two-year, $22 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Knicks trade 11 players for cap space
The Knicks are at the crossroads of their offseason. After committing $191 million to five players last season, the team is trying to free up cap space to find a point guard. However, it is not clear if they will be able to accomplish their goal in a short period of time. However, they do have two second-round picks and 11 first-round picks in the next seven drafts, which means they could trade for a star down the road.
Washington Wizards re-sign Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal has an option to re-sign with any team he chooses, but he’s openly enjoyed the free agency process and has said he wants to re-sign with the Wizards. This deal would keep him in Washington for the next five years, but it also gives him flexibility to sign with other teams next summer. Beal’s deal is worth roughly $60 million.
Detroit Pistons add Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren in 2022 NBA Draft
The 2022 NBA Draft has brought with it two promising young players that the Pistons can use to add more talent to their roster. Both are big and strong, and they will provide Detroit with a play finisher in transition and a physical presence in the middle of the court. In addition to this, both players will complement the team’s already promising young core.